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Topeka Socialist Furious at an
, Alleged Snub.
Semi-Centennial Meeting Would
Not Recognize His Party.
Refused to Play Delegate at
Session Any Longer.
Organization is Completed and
Ready For Work.
The association organized to promote
the celebration of the semf-centennial
of the organization of Kansas as a ter
ritory has the following directors cho
sen by the convention before adjourn
ment yesterday evening:
First district C. D. Walker, Atchi
son; John E. Frost, Topeka; Arthur M.
Jackson, Leavenworth.
Second A. L. Cox. Lawrence; H. F.
Sheldon, Ottawa, and W. H. McClure,
Third P. H. Albright. Winfield; W. P.
Bo wen. Independence; C. C. Moore, Ga
lena. Fourth K. G. Pipp, Burlingame; E.
W. I-Ioch, Marion; J. E. Kennedy, Bur
lington. Fifth R. B. "Ward, Belleville; Sam
Kimble, Manhattan; A. P. Collins, Sa
lina. Sixth O. L. Atherton, Russell; James
N. Fike, Colby; J. J. Dalton. Mankato.
Seventh William Scott. Pawnee; S. E.
Cole, Harper: P. V. Ilealey, Sedgwick.
At large Governor W. E. Stanley,
John W. Breidenthal and F. D. Coburn,
secretary of the state board of agricul
ture. The officers of the association which
will have charge of the business until
the directors meet and have a formal
f lection are:
President H. M. Philips, Topeka.
Secretary J. C. Johnson. Hutchinson.
Treasurer John W. Breidenthal.
The election of directors at large fur
nished the only incident of an exciting
nature during the convention. The prin
cipal actor was G. C. Clemens, the nom
inee of the Socialistic Democratic party
lor governor.
Clemens first appeared before the
caucus of Fifth district delegates which
was electing directors to represent that
district ana asKed that John D. Haskell,
a Dickinson county Social Democrat be
made one of the directors. The request
was relused and Clemens waited until
the report was read before starting his
fireworks. Noticing that Haskell's name
was not in the list Clemens started his
objections. He made a speech, which
was immediately followed by the nomi
nation of John Breidenthal, Governor
Stanley and H. M. Philips for directors
at large.
J. L. Brady of Lawrence, after ex
plaining that no personal objection
1 could be made against any of the men
I named that "an exposition of this kind
loses its first star when Secretary Co-
! burn Is left out.
j Mr. Brady then nominated Coburn in
i piace of Philips.
1 At this juncture Clemens attempted
i to move an amendment, but his voice
I was not heard and Mayor Rockhold of
I Parsons presented the name of Fred
; Perkins of Oswego.
After this Clemens was recognized
ana said: irou have Democrats, Popu
1 lists and Republicans in this organiza-
tion which I presume is to be non-par-
j tisan, now I want the Social Democracy
t recognized. I move as a substitute for
j all these motions that John D. Haskell
j of Abilene be made a director af large.
"If you don't want us in here kick us
out,' 'exclaimed Clemens.
This motion was lost and Clemens
made another effort. He said this time:
I "If we have no rights here let us know
I it now. If you do kick us out I want to
I say you'll be sorry before this is over."
Breidenthal, Coburn and Stanley were
. thereupon chosen by a unanimous vote,
, Clemens' motion failing because it was
iiul scmnueu. Siemens then tore the
19C4 badge from his coat and after cut
ting it into pieces and depositing it in
a cuspidor stalked out of the hall.
In addition to those mentioned in the
State Journal Tuesday in attendance at
the meeting were the following:
Argentine C. W. Martinson.
Iola and Allen county W. H.McCune.
Independence and Montgomery coun
ty M. F. Wood.
Weir City Thad Hargis.
Cherokee county M. A. Householder.
Osage City J. M. Mickev.
Douglas county J. L. Brady.
Coffey ville T. E. Wagstaff.
Girard Geo. E. Cole.
Franklin county C. H. Ridgway.
Lawrence A. L. Cox and A. Henley.
McPherson, city Geo. L. McCourt.
Parsons Mayor C. Rockhold.
The charter will be presented to the
state charter board at once after -which
the board of directors will meet and
outline the work which is in hand.
The meeting ended last night in a
pleasant banquet at the Elks' lod"e
rooms, tendered by the Commercial
club to the visitors. It was informal
and enjoyable.
J. R. Burton who represented the
state at the World's fair was called
upon for a speech and in a jocular way
referred to the uns and downs which
j Kansas experienced but closed his re
marks by paying the state a magnifi
cent tribute and prophesying a notable
I event in the semi-centennial celebration.
j While Mr. Burton was speaking T. J.
I Anderson approached him and while the
speaker was proceeding pinned one of
tne i04 Daciges on the lapel of his coat.
Mr. Burton stopped a moment, then
"With the understanding that I'll not
have to wait until 2904, I'll let the
badge stay there."
This reference to his candidacy for
United States senator provoked hearty
applause and a prolonged lajjjh from
the audience.
Capt. Burwell Returns.
San Francisco. June 6. Captain W.' T.
Burwell. who has been in command of the
gunboat Wheeling for over a year past
in the Orient, arrived from Yokohama on
the steamer Hong Kong Maru. having
been succeeded on the Wheeling by Cap
tain Comlen. Captain Burwell is on his
way to Washington. When he left. China
the "Boxers'' were quiet and Minister
Conger informed him it would not be
necessary to land men from the Wheeling.
Effect of the Quarantine.
San Francisco. June 6. Owing to the
quarantine, the prices of alt kinds of food
have nearly doubled in Chinatown. The
available -supply of rice, it is said, has
been cornered by a few Chinese mer
chants. No case of the plague has been
A Call For Ito.
Yokohama. June 6. The liberals have
a-ked Marquis Ito to accept the leader
ship of the party with a view to a new
coalition. The situation is deaa-locked,
pending; a reply irom the marquis.
Bynum Turned Down. .
TVashinpton. June 6. The senate has re
jected the nomination of Y. D. Bynum
as general appraiser at the port ot Xew
Xork by a tie vote. . ,
As Governor of Hawaii to Be Cele
brated With. Elaborate Ceremonies.
Chicago. 1 June 6. A" Record special
from Honolulu, May 29, via San Francisco,-
Plans .for the inauguration of Gover
nor Dole and the territorial government
are well under way. A largely attend
ed citizen's meeting was held May 26 at
wnicn a committee of 15 was appointea
to confer and co-operate with the local
government. June 14 the day when
the territorial act goes into effect has
been declared a holiday. It is expected
tnat hundreds of people will be here
from other islands.
The annual Kamehameha day races
in Honolulu take place Monday, June
11, and these always attract a large
number of people. The inauguration
day will be Thursday of the same week.
The local steamship companies .are ar
ranging excursions from almost every
port in the islands.
The inaugural ceremonies will be held
from 10 to 12 o'clock at the executive
building. It is probable that a plat
form and amphitheater will be built in
front of the building as was done at the
time of the flag raising. August 12, 189S
. Governor Dole's commission will be
read, he will take the oath of office, and
deliver his inaugural address. The
commission of Henry E. Cooper, secre
tary of the territory, will be read and
he will be sworn in. Following this
Governor and Mrs. Dole and Secretary
and Mrs. Cooper will give a reception
to the public in the hall of the house of
representatives, the old throne room,
where King Kalakaui and later Liliuo
kalanl used to hold court.
Consents to Become a Candidate
For Re-election.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 6. The second
day of the club women's convention
opened with a steady rain. Delegates
who left eheir short skirts at home are
thus wary about venturing out to the
convention halls, filled the hotel corri
dors to discuss the live issues of the
hour. The ticket made out late last
night with Mrs. Lowe for president and
Mrs. Denison for vice president came as
a surprise to many after Mrs. Lowe's
refusals, but there seems to be an im
pression that the ticket will carry. The
color question which has been forced to
a settlement precipitated no end of state
caucuses, the delegations anxiously
awaiting the next move of the board of
directors. Added to this excitement
came the much mooted question of re
organization, which was made the first
order of business at the regular session
today. Mrs. Horace Brock of Pennsyl
vania, leader of the reorganization
forces, started the debate. The dis
cussion gave way to the education ses
sion at 10 o clock.
Last night the Alhambra theater was
thronged with a fashionable audience,
before which Mrs. Hamlin Garland lec
tured on the "Possibilities of Sculp
Succumbing to the pressure brought
to bear from delegates all over the
country, Mrs. Lowe announced about
midnight to the representative of the
Associated Press that she had consented
contrary to her expectation, when she
came to the convention to . allow her
name to be used as a candidate for the
At the afternoon session at the Al
hambra which followed the re-organization
discussion this morning the subject
was "The Public Schools."
"The sectional needs of the Public
Schools," was discussed by Mrs. E. G.
McCabe of Atlanta, other speakers were
Mrs. Chase Flagg of Portland, Me., Mrs.
Anna B. Howe of Marshalltown, Iowa;
Miss L. Bloemstein of Nashville, Tenn.;
Mrs. William Elder of Indianapolis,
Miss Maude Summers of Chicago; Mrs.
Lydia P. Williams of Minneapolis and
Mrs. Helen Elliott of Ottumwa, Iowa.
Simultaneously at the Davidson thea
ter was the session devoted to "The
Press," Miss Helen Winslow of Bos
ton, Mrs. Margaret Hamilton Welch of
New York; Miss Bertha Damaries
Knobe of Chicago and Miss Mary Pap
penheim of South Carolina, spoke on
different questions involved.
New York Journal Editor to
Start an Afternoon Chicago
Chicago, June 6. S. S. Carvalho and
N. S. Cohen of the New York Journal
staff are at the Auditorium annex.
They are here to superintend the work
of starting Mr. Hearst's Chicago daily,
which will make its appearance on the
Fourth of July, the day of the opening
of the Democratic convention in Kan
sas City.
Willis Abbott and Mr. Hearst's rep
fesentatives met at the Athletic club
last night, and were In consultation
urtil a late hour. It was learned from
New York sources that Mr. Hearst and
Mr. Brisbane would come to Chicago
about the time of the issuance of the
first paper. Nothing definite has been
given out as to the formation of the
Mr. Hearst is quoted as saying that
the new paper will be an afternoon
daily modeled on the lines of the New
York Journal. A plant of four octuple
presses is about completed for the en
terprise. The paper will have its offi
ces as Nos. 214 and 216 East Madison
street. The foundations for the presses
are being put in, and the building gen
erally is being renovated.
By General Lemley Regarding Retire
xnent of Officers.
"Washington. June 6. Judge Advocate
General Iemley has decided adversely the
contention of the navigation bureau that
in making retirements of officers under
the terms of the personnel act the officers
should be retired in accordance with their
rank, no lieutenants, for instance, being
retired until all of the eligible captains
had been retired. The judge advocate
general holds that the intent of the act
was to prevent wholesale retirements in
one grade which might be disastrous to
the service, wherefore the law specified
the number of officers which should b? re
tired in each grade. The decision is prac
tically a reaffirmation of one provision
ally adopted at the outset of the applica
tion of the personnel act.
Democrats Declare For
Seattle. Wash., June 6. The steamer
Cottage City arrived here today bring
ing news of the Democratic convention
held at Juneau. The convention de
clared for Bryan.
The platform denounced the growth
of trusts, expansion, "unwarranted fa
voritism to shipping and commercial
interests of Canada to the injury of
American interests on the coast and
the ruination of Alaska trade."
The convention asked that the bond
ing provisions be rescinded.
Bennett, cutting her way through the
ice on May 31. bringing Dawson In
dians who arrived at White Horse by
steamer Flora. They bring the first
of this year's gold output.
The rush is on from Bennett to the
lower river.
The steamer Newport arrived at
Sitka June 1 from Westward, and
brought news of rich finds of ruby sand
along the beach of Bristol Bay.
Turkish Admiral is About Heady to
M Return.
Washington, June 6. Ahmed Pasha,
the Turkish vice admiral, who was
sent to this country to investigate our
ship building facilities with a view to
placing an order for a new Turkish
battleship in the United States, prob
ably will return to Constantinople in a
short while. The admiral has resolved
to lay the plans and specifications he
has obtained from our ship builders be
fore the sultan in person, deeming this
course wiser and assuredly more rapid
than transmitting the reports of his
investigations to his government
through the mails.
Ahmed Pasha upon betng advised as
to the sultan's wishes in the matter,
which in all probability will acquiesce
with his own, will sail for home, tak
ing with him all the data collected in
this country. He will again visit the
Philadelphia yards after he leaves
Washington en route to New York to
sail for home, and also contemplates
visiting Pittsburg iron manufactories
before returning to Turkey. . -
Parsons Deeds Land For Asylum
Site to State to Ayoid
The Parsons asylum controversy was
not improved particularly by the con
ference of business men and Third con
gressional district politicians with Gov
ernor Stanley. The Parsons people
wanted the governor to appoint a board
of public works to condemn the land
and purchase the site, all of which the
governor refused to do.
The governor however, did say that
he would recommend that the board
of charities proceed with the prelimi
nary plans of preparation for the con
struction of the building so that in the
event the supreme court dissolves the
injunction against the board the delay
will be ended.
The Parsons people are a sharp set of
men and they now seek to evade the re
sponsibility of the. injunction secured to
prevent the payment for the land to be
made by deeding the land to the "state
without consideration.
This is one of the moves which has
already been made. The state has title
to the land and this condition. Parsons
represents, precludes a contention over
the payment, leaving nothing by which
the transaction involving payment may
be' enjoined. By making the state the
present of the land and thereby plan
ning to evade the operation of the in
junction Parsons hopes to have Gover
nor Stanley's aid in prevailing upon the
board of charities to proceed with the
construction of the building.
The governor and the attorney gen
eral, also representatives of Parsons,
have asked the supreme court to ad
vance the injunction hearing and a de
cision is expected at the July term of
The Parsons committee is very anx
ious to see work begin on the new asy
lum, believing that if it is started there
is no doubt about its completion. Par
sons fears to trust the relocation of the
institution to the next legislature. In
other words, the plan now is to get the
state in a place where it can not get out
by taking the asylum away from Par
sons. If the Parsons lawyers had read the
order of injunction carefully they
would have recognized that the state
board of charities and the auditor are
both enjoined from accepting a deed
and paying for the land.
Lawyers are now laughing at the ef
fort of the Parsons people to dodge the
decision of the court.
Suffrage Amendment Lost in the
Oregon Election.
Portland, Ore., June 6. Complete re
turns from the city of Portland show
that Rowe (Rep) is elected mayor by
1,073 plurality. The vote for mayor is
as follows:
Rowe. (Rep.) 4,691; Storey, (Ind. R.)
3,618; Wells, (Dem.) 3,561. The four fu
sion state senators in Multnomah coun
ty are elected and of the lower house
members, the Republicans get five and
the Democrats seven. George E. Cham
berlain (Dem.) is elected district attor
ney of Multnomah county by 952 plural
ity. All the remainder of the Republi
cans, botn on the city and county tick
ets in Multnomah county are elected.
Complete returns from 22 counties out
of the 33 in the state show that the Re
publicans, carried the-head of the ticket
by at least 8.0C0 plurality. Returns so
far give Wolverton. Republican. for
justice of the supreme court a plurality
of 7.971. For congressman in the FirsU
district, Tongue, Republican, has 2,421
plurality. In the Second district. Moody,
Republican, for congress has 5,550 plur
ality. The Republicans will control both
branches of the legislature and will
have a majority of 21 on joint ballot.The
two houses will be made as follows:
Senate Republicans 20; opposition 10.
House Republicans 36; opposition 21.
The woman suffrage amendment is
Makes His First Stop at Colum
bus, Ohio.
Columbus, O., June 6. Promptly at
1 o'clock Admiral Dewey's special train
rolled into the union station over the
Baltimore & Ohio road, and as he and
his party were escorted from the cars
by the special committee which met
him at Newark, an admiral's salute of
seventeen guns boomed "out. The sta
tion was filled with a solid mass of
cheering humanity, all eyes eager for
a glimpse of the hero of Manila Bay.
A way was quickly cleared and the
party escorted to carriages. Headed
by a platoon of police, the Junior Hus
sars, mounted, acted as a guard of
honor to the Chittenden hotel, where
quarters had been reserved for the vis
itors. At the hotel tjjey were given two
hours for rest and preparation. "Late
this afternoon the programme of en
tertainment, which covers two busy
days, will begin with a drive to the
Columbus driving park, where Admiral
Dewey will greet the old' soldiers and
All morning trains loaded down with
veterans of three wars and sightseers
from over the state kept arriving at
the union station until at a conserva
tive estimate 25,000 strangers were here
to join in the welcome to the admiral.
During the morning a reunion of old
soldiers and sailors was held at the
driving park, Mayor Swartz delivering
an address of welcome.
At noon occurred the barbecue and
carnival of sports, and the latter was
in progress when Admiral Dewey ar
rived at the driving park. After an
hour here the admiral was to return
to his hotel, stopping at the deaf and
dumb institution, where a special pro
gramme had been prepared. This even
ing he will attend a campfire and later
the Press club smoker.
The Rallying Cry of the Socialist
Labor Party.
New York, June 6. At the fourth day's
session of the Socialist Labor party con
vention Chairman Lucien Saniel. of the
committee on platform, recommended that
the entire platform of the national con
vention held in this citv in June. 1896.
be re-adopted. A declaration of principles
was finally adopted which was substan
tially the same as that of ISitG.
In the afternoon special resolutions were
adopted which are expected to furnish
the rallying cry for this year. This cry
is "Remember the Bull pen!" - These reso
lutions censure President McKinley for
the troubles with the miners in Idaho, as
well as "the free silver Bryanistic Gover
nor Steunenburg, the silver Republican
State Auditor Sinclair and the Populist
Governor Smith of Montana," besides var
ious judges and labor leaders, including
Gompers and Debs.
Rural Delivery Routes to Reach
Every Farmer in the County.
It is altogether likely that the entire
farming population of Shawnee county
will soon enjoy the privileges of the
free delivery 'of mail. Col. II. G.
Rising, special agent of the postoffice
department, who now has his tempo
rary headquarters ill this city, will de
vote the entire summer to the establish
ment of rural free deliveries in Kan
sas, and before he leaves the entire
farming territory of the county will be
interlaced with mail routes.
Four routes are now in, operation in
the county. The last was established
a week ago from the Elmont postoffice
north. Rossville and Silver Lake town
ships will probably be the next cov
ered. So far the increased revenues
from the routes in this county have
more than balanced the increased ex
pense of operating them.
Colonel Rising established a second
route from the Meriden postoffice yes
terday. Today he is planning a route
out of Norton ville, and tomorrow will
deVote his time to Atchison.
What Uncle Sam Paid For Sending
Troops to Philippines.
Washington, June 6. In answer to a
senate resolution calling for information
as to the cost of shipping troops to and
from the Philippines, the quartermaster
general has submitted a statement show
ing that by availing of the army trans
ports the war department has saved the
government $9,087,155, as compared with
the commercial rates.
The estimate figures the saving as fol
lows: On troopS from Manila via San
Francisco. $7.3ia,340; on troops from Ma
nila, via New York, $Sd3.731 : on troops for
Cuba and Porto Rico, $ii24,083.
For rail transportation of the Philip
pine's troops there was spent $2,173,847 in
cash; for rail transportation of animals
and supplies and freight, $856,846. The
amounts accruing to the aided Pacific
railroads which are not paid in cash, but
are credited to the companies on the
books, would have increased these ex
penditures to double the amounts stated.
Explanation of the Failure of Mr.
Feldstein, Silk Merchant.
Kew York, June 6. A meeting of the
creditors of Arnold Feldstein, who did
business as A. Feldstein & Company, im
porters of raw silk, was held today. The
schedules showed the liabilities of $972,870
and assets of $193,636. Nine claims,
amounting to about $435,000. were riled.
Two claims amounting to $2S5.0U) of Zell
weger & Company. -of Basle. Switzerland,
were presented. ' No trustee was elected
and the meeting was adjourned until a de
cision is made on the admission of the
Zellweger claims, on Thursday next.
The testimony at the bankruptcy pro
ceedings showed that Mr. Feldstein lost
large amounts of money in the last few
months in gambling houses in this city,
playing roulette.
M. H. Vogel, Convicted of Appropriat
ing Money of Employer,
. . . Takes Case Up.
M. H. Vogel was tried in the city
court Tuesday afternoon on the charge
of embezzling from . the American
Steam laundry.
The charge was made that he made
collections and failed to turn the money
into the otlice. The charge brought
was for a misdemeanor, and Vogel was
found guilty and fined $10 and costs
amounting to $25. He gave a $100 ap
peal bond, and will carry the case to
the district court.
Parents of Grace Williams Hunted
Nearly All Day.
Roger Williams was in trouble yes
terday. Not the old original of Puri
tan fame, but an engineer on the
Santa Fe.
His little girl, Grace, left home with
her dog and her doll and wandered
away from the neighborhood of Fourth
and Adams streets. The father and
mother and the neighbors hunted for
her from early in the morning till 3
o'clock in the afternoon. Frank Cope
found her and the dog and the doll
playing together on the river bank
raf Kansas avenue. She said her
father was -r an engineer and ran be
tween Argentine and New Mexico.
Marriages Have Now Distanced the
While divorce cases are being brought
in the district court the probate court
is supplying the material and issuing
marriage licenses.
Charles P. Judd has asked the dis
trict court to separate him from his
wife, Sarah A. Judd, on the grounds
of cruelty. Lena Merritt wishes legal
separation from William Merritt, on the
grounds of nonsupport. In the probate
court the following licenses have been
John G. Rees, aged 24. Topeka; Nora
Villepegue, aged 21, Gfantville.
Fred F. Dawdy, aged 28, Topeka;
Nina May Wilson, aged 20, Topeka.
Albert Haley, aged 28, Topeka; Ma
mie L. Strohter. aged 25, Topeka.
Kdward Y. Hill, aged 31. Loeansport,
Ind.; Mary Moon, aged 24, Topeka.
(Continued from First Page.)
then taken up and Chairman Cowherd
In an eloqirent speech nominated ex
congressman A. M. Doekery forjgover
nor.. Doekery was nominated by acclama
tion, and the convention went wild as
he mounted the platform to make &
speech of acceptance.
The following nominations fox lieu
tenant governor were made: R. P.
Love and J. M. Lowe, Jackson county;
W. S. McClintic, Marion county; J.
W. Farris, John A. Lee and E. A.
Noonan, St. Louis.
The second ballot for lieutenant gov
ernor resulted in gains for Lee and
Farris but no choice. It was finished at
1:45, when motions to recess were howl
ed down and balloting proceeded with.
Second ballot was: McClintic,. 206; Far
ris, 254; Lowe, 58; Love, 147; Lee, 403;
Noonan, 141.
On the third ballot Lee continued to
gain and when Jackson county was
reached Senator Love withdrew his
name and it was followed by the with
drawal of Lowe also of Jackson county.
Lee will undoubtedly be named. Mr.
Lee was for 20 years a traveling sales
man, was for four years national presi
dent of the Travelers' Protective asso
ciation and was police commissioner in
St. Louis during William J. Stone's ad
ministration. A few minutes later Noonan withdrew
his name and as head of the St. Louis
delegation, threw that delegation's en
tire vote to Iee.
Farris followed suit. McClintic, the
remaining candidate, then withdrew his
name, and moved that Lee be declared
the nominee by acclamation:. This was
carried with a hurrah. -LeS was then
called to the idatform and made a
speech of acceptance, that set the con
vention -vi!d.
For secretary of state, Sam B. Cook,
chairman of the state committee, was
nominated by acclamation.
Ohio Man Gets It.
Washington, June- 6. Robert P. Ken
nedy, of Ohio, was today nominated to bs
agent on the part of the tjnited States
under the conventions for a claims com
mission concluded between the United
States and Chile, May 27, 1S97.
Chicago, June 6. WHEAT Wheat was
firm and fairly active during the forenoon
today. The Ohio crop report made the
condition 29, a drop of 30 poihts from May
and the lowest since 166. The Northwest
furnished more complaints , of drouth.
These considerations caused covering by
shorts, which, with a good demand from
the southwest, resulted in a sharp ad
vance. July opened a shade over yester
day at 67 c and was bid up to C7ttc.
Local receipts were 59 cars, one of con
tract grade. Minneapolis and Duluth re
ported 561 cars against ODb last year.
The market continued fairly active and
strong to the end. the whole trade broad
ening. Crop complaints from the north
west continued throughout the session.
The "trade bulletin" reduced its wheat
estimate from 374.wO.00O to 340.000,o;. July
later in the day advanced to 6s;sc and
closed strong at 6S5VsC.
CORN Corn was rather quiet and easy
early on pront-taking by longs, but later
reacted on the Liverpool strength, light
country offerings and in sympathy with
wheat. July opened a shade lower at SS'ie
to SfcslaHc. Sold .down to SS'iTsc and
then rallied to 3B&(i c. j Receipts here
were 345 cars. Liverpool was la'ftlVjd
higher than her close Friday.
Corn later did not respond to the wheat
strength, but was depressed by selling by
longs. July closed easy c lower at SXc.
OATS Oats were quiet and acted under
the influence of crrn. July opened a shade
lower at 21V; to 210 and rallied to 21aC.
Receipts here were 212 cars.
PROVISIONS Provisions were strong:
and fairly active. Hogs were weak and
receipts at the yards large, but the de
mand for product was much improved,
resulting in a good advance early. July
pork opened bfal1- cents under yesterday
at J11.27H, sold at S"11.2oi&11.27'i. and then
rallied to $11.47: July lard began the
session a shade lower at $6. ia, touched
$i.72I;iS6.75, and later reacted to $8.Ni: July
ribs opened a shade down at $6.65 and
sold up to $6.72'-,.
FLAX Cash: N. W., $1.80: S. W., $1.80;
September, $1.28: October. $1.22-SV2.
RYE Cash. .Wai-ic; July, IZWu.
BARLEY 36'. 42c. .
TIMOTHY $2.50.
Chicaeo Livestock Market.
Chicago. June 6. CATTLE Receipts.
21.000. including 200 Texas. Steers 10 to 15
cents lower: butcher stock weak. Good
to prime steers,. $5.0O'i5.65: por to medium
$4.4iKi4.9i: stockers and feeders. $3.75t!5.oj;
cows, S3.uo-ir4.4u; neiters. $3d2n4..o: can-
$5.0iV7.00: Texas fed ''-steers. $4.'a3.25:
Texas grass steers, $3. iay4.4o; Texas
XlS bulls,
HOGS Receipts today, 32.003: tomorrow.
30.000; left over. 2,687. Average about
steady: top. $5.20. Mixed and butchers'.
$4.;5f(5.20: good to choice heavy. ;5.1of5.2':
rough heavy, $4.95'&5.o5; light. $4.9yii5.17'2:
bulk of sals. $5.1i"i 5:15.
SHEEP Receipts. 16.000. about steady.
Good to choice wethers. $41o-(jC.50; fair to
choice mixed. H.-SfrS.lu: Avestttn Vheep,
$4.75'i5.40: yearlings. S5.50!SiG.u0: . native
lambs, shorn. $5.0(i'a6.75; western" lambs,
$6.0O''i7.1o; spring lambs, $0,151:9.00.
Official vesterday:
RECEIPTS Cattle, 6,320; hogs, 21,554;
sheep. 11.449.
SHIPMENTS Cattle, 1,397; hogs, 1,844;
sheep, 129.
Kansas City Livestock Market.
Kansas City, June 6. CATTLE Re
ceipts, 8.000. Market steady to lower. Na
tive steers, $3.90'i5.35; Texas steers, $4.50
&5.00: Texas cows. $3. 003.60: native cows
and heifers, $2.5ofi 4.911: siockers and feed
ers. $2.505.00: bulls. $3.25fi 4.00.
' HOGS Receipts, 18.0LK). Market weak to
5c lower. Bulk of sales. $4.9'Va5.oO: heavy.
$4.9" fiS.OS: packers. $4.x,!tfti5.O0: mixed. $4.5
i4.S7V: light. $4,7554.95; yorkers, S4.!Mli4.95;
pigs. $4.0o'n5.00.
SHEEP Receipts, 2.000. Market steady.
Lambs, $4,5017.40; muttons, $3.UU'a5.S5.
Kansas City Produce Market.
Kansas City, Mo.. June 6. WHEAT
July, 6'7sc; September. GlTtftc. Cash:
No." 2 hard. 60Va61c: No. 3. 591602C; No.
2 red. 62s4'&65c; No. 3. 59V2562c.
CORN Julv. Sd'-sSisc; September, 36c.
Cash: -No. 2 mixed, 3tic; No. 2 white, 3TV
SiV.c: No. 3, 36V.C
OATS-No. 2 white, 24c.
RYE No. 2. 51c.
HAY Choice timothy $10.0010.50; choice
prairie. $6.5tXy7.00.
BUTTER-Creamery 15S17',ic; dairy, 14c.
EGGS Fresh, 8e.
Topeka Markets Today.
Topeka, June 6.
COWS $2.503.75. , .
DRY LOT STEERS $4.00'(z4.50.
DRY LOT HEIFERS $4,004(4.50.
LIGHT $4.454.60.
MEDIUM AND HEAVY $4.50-34. ,0.
NO. 2 WHEAT-675S'4c
NO. 2 CORN 33c.
NO. 2 OATS 221-S23C
HAY$5.00. pRODUCJt'
EGGS 10 cents.
CHICKENS 06 cent.
Topeka Hide Market.
Topeka, June 6.
Based on Chicago and Boston quota
tions. The following are net prices paid
in Topka this week:
NO. 1 TALLOW 394 ft 4V-ic.
Cotton Marksi.
Liverpool, June 6. COTTON Spot cot
ton quiet: prices lower; American mid
dling, 6'-sd.
Galveston, Texas, June 6. COTTON
Easv. SiC. '
New York. June . COTTON Spot cot
ton closed quiet, middling 8Tc; middling
gulf, SVsc
New Tork XTp-Town Gossip. 1
Furnished by J. C. Goings. Commission
Merchant, 132 East Fifth street, Topekfc,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
New York, June 6. If a vote were taken
at the stock exchange upon the question
of the character of yesterday's stock
market, it would be hard to say whether
the bulls or bears would have the major
ity in an expression of satisfaction. The
speculation is certainly without much
gratification on either side of the specu
lative account for the fluctuations to the
same extent downward in a like time
period possess no significance as to the
real tone of the market and afford no In
dication of what may take place in the
future. The investor who has his hold
ings In tin boxes need not worry about
the daily vagaries in the board room, but
the speculative element is highly con
cerned. Commission houses suffer in pre-,
vailing dullness and all over extended ac
counts are liable to unexpected pressure.
Last week there was considerable forced
liquidation of beer accounts and this week
there seems to have been a slow drib
bling out of stocks from the fired holders
coupled with the realizations of profits
presented on Monday morning to those
courageous enough to buy securities at
the extreme depression of May.
Market Gossip. -.
Furnished by J. C. Goings. Commission
Merchant, 112 East Fifth street. Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
Liverpool: Wheat, d lower; corn, 1J4
Northwest receipts: Wheat. Duluth, 127
cars, last year, 2ul cars; Minneapolis, last
vear 355 cars.
Chicago: Hogs, 32,000 head steady; cat
tle. 21.000 head.
Chicago receipts: Wheat. 59 cars, graded
0; corn, 345 cars, graded 119; oat's. 212 cars,
graded 22.
Kansas City: Hogs. 18.000: cattle. 8,000.
Omaha: Hogs. lv.uuO; cattle, 3.7(.i.
Estimated hogs for tomorrow at Chicago
No rain in the northwest.
Kansas City receipts: Wheat. 75 cars.
last year 64; corn. 55 cars, last year ;
oats, 4 cars, last year 1.
Kansas City market in detail: Mill
wheat. lJ2 to 2c over test. Heavy low
grades test to lc over; middle 2c to 3c
over test; light. 4 to 5c over test weight.
Kansas City cash markets: No. 2 hard
wheat. 59-lbs tes. 60 to 61c: No. 2 mixed
corn, 3fc: No. 2 white corn, 37jc to 37-ie.
Topeka cash markets: No. 2 hard
wheat. 59-lbs test, 571-: No. 2 mixed corn,
33Hc: No. 2 mixed cats. 23c.
Primary receipts of wheat, 400,000, ship
ments boO.OuO.
Privileges good next week: Puts, July
wheat. t;7c; calls, 72c; Puts, July corn,
3734c: calls. 4lc.
Puts on Chicago July wheat, good to
morrow. 67VHe: calls. CS'sC. Puts on
July corn, 2sc: calls, 383ic.
Estimated cars tomorrow: Wheat, 45
cars; corn. 2-d cars; oats, 154 cars.
Liverpool closing cable: Whect, id
lower; corn. 1 to IHd higher.
Total clearances: Wheat and flour equal
216,000 bushels; corn, 248.000 bushels.
New York Money Market
New York, June 6. MONEY Money on
call steady at 2 per cent; prime mercan
tile paper. 3I-rt4 per cent. &ier:in ex
change steady, with actual business in
bankers' bills at $4.ki1g for demand and at
$4.841i for sixty days: posted rates, $4.S5';
commercial bills, $4.833...
SILVER Silver certificates, 6yade; bar
silver. 60c: Mexican dollars, 47Vic
EONIS Government bonds steady: re
funding 2s. when issued, registered, K-'Aj ;
coupon. 103: 2s, registered. 100: 3s. regis
tered, HOTi; new 4s, registered. 134'.i: cou
pon. 1341-.: old 4s, registered, 114:a; coupon,
llo1; 5s," registered, 113U; coupon,
Butter Market.
New York. Jur.e 6. BUTTER Fnsettled
and weak; creamery extras. lfifilUc: fac
tory, 141il6c; imitation factory, 15fcl7c.
Sugar Market.
New York. June 6. SUGAR
strong: refined strong.
COFFEE I'irm; No. 7. Rio, 8Uc
Grain Leltei.
WHEAT Liverpool cables were one
eighth lower this morning in face of our
advance during their holidays and closed
d lower for the day. Receipts were lib
eral and shipments only moderate. There
were sevenj bullish features in the sit
uation, however, the strongest being
Snow's report of crop conditions in Ohio,
Indiana and the territory infected with
"flv ", confirming reports of very small
yield. The main feature was dry weather
in the northwest. Reports from reliable
sources state that unless the drought up
there is not broken soon great damage
will revult. No rains are reported and
none indicated for the next 24 hours.
There is a united effort among the bus
holders of cash wheat to bull the market
and if drv weather in the northwest con
tinues, they will probably succeed. Tha
Hessian flv story from Kansas fell flat.
CORN Cables came ld higher this
morning and closed at a still further ad
vance for the day. but the market did net
advance. Traders were bearish and in-
nUned to sell on hard spots. J ne oun
crowd did nothing but pick up what was
ottered. It juiy corn geis ttuoe me o.-u
marK we may opt-'ti jl .w
icto the forties as shorts will commence
to cover and bulls will take advantage
of the situation to help boost the market-
OATS Oats were strong and active.
Some gond lmving for investment.
PROVISION Julv pork is still climbing
toward $!2.0U "a barrel. The decline has
been too severe and a big crop of shorts
have accumulated. They will be forced
to cover around the $12.00 mark.
Range ot Prices.
Furnished bv J. C. Goings, Commission
Merchant, 112 East Fifth street. Topeka.
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
Chicago. June 6.
June ..
July ..
Open High Low Close Yes.
67' i
June .,
July ..
June ..
July ..
June ..
July ..
Sept ..
June ..
July ..
Sept ..
June ..
Julv ..
Sept ..
'. 38t8- 38?s- 38U-H 3a-H, 38
21r-i 21U
I! ii'-j-Va 2Ki 21 2U2-H 21'A
11 47 11 ."2
"li'27 li 52 11 25 H 47 H 32
..11 42 11 55 11 40 11 47 11 40
6 77 6 75
" 6 75 6 80 6 75 6 77 6 75-77
',. 6 72 6 80 6 72 6 . 7 6 .2
6 70 6 C5
' n"65 6 72 6 5 6 70-72 6 C5-67
" 6 07 6 72 li 6i U 70 6 65
7f0'i 6074 60'i ? r,:n
. 61 : 62 61 "4 61 " 6i-"-s
. 35-"-i 354 S54-H SS',4- nr,4
. 201,4 3ti'4 3ti 3ti 3r
July .
Sept ..
Sept ..
Ranges of Prices on Stocks.
Furnished by J. C. Goings. Commission
Merchant. 112 East Fifth street, Topeka,
Kan., receiver and shipper of grain.
New York, June 6.
( I
Op'niHlghi Low Cl'selYea.
t I
People's Gas ..
Am. Tobacco ..
A. S. & V
B. R. T.
Federal Steel ..
C. B. & Q
C, R. 1. & P...
C, M. & St. P.
Atchison com..
Atchison pfd ..
Western Union
Mo. Pacific
U. Pac. pfd ..
U. Pac. com . .
Atchisan adj ..
N. Y. Central..
So. Pac. pfd ..
C. C. C
C. & O
Reading pfd ..
T. C. & I
N. Pac. pfd ..
J 7. Pac. com ..
L. & N
C. & G. W
115':. 1W4! 114,: imuiP'1
".. 99'ii !'..; !"8V
9i, iOV 91'-
35 i
69 i
129 I
74' ; I
84 3g!
72 '
35 I S4! 34-, i 35'i
lio-g; cxij "-si 9'i
34 s::V, 33V r3-4
129il 1214, 1281 129',
1071; loo'-i luji., 107
11H- ll.V-ai 115tb 1178,
2;rsj 254. vsm, 2;7b
90 I
55i i
74' i j
72' 72'. 73
S:-"mI 89V 89
7941 79-j 80
541.1 5-if-s; 555
73 73i! 74H
& 54
84H; 84'4
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2o-'a j
61 1
79 i
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